Diversity and Inclusion
Definition of Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Arizona College
Diversity encompasses the vast differences that occur within our society. Together, we must respect and appreciate these differences and recognize the value of varying perspectives and the unique contributions of each individual. Inclusion is the act of being welcoming, fair, and respectful to all.
Eastern Arizona College values diversity and inclusion and commits to fostering a welcoming, fair and respectful environment in which all are given the opportunity to meet their educational goals. The focus of this commitment is built on the foundation of a community that appreciates, welcomes, and is ready to harness the unique talents and expertise of our widely diverse and dynamic community. EAC recognizes that an important aspect of higher education is exposure to different cultures, perspectives, and beliefs and wishes to foster this through curricular and co-curricular activities. As such, EAC has established seven strategic goals to strengthen EAC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
This scorecard is used to measure the level of diversity and inclusion at EAC. It is updated annually and managed by the EAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Eastern Arizona College holds a broad array of events throughout the academic year for students, employees and the community. A list of upcoming events are listed below.
- September 8 (1:00-12:00 am): Graham County Hispanic Family Heritage & Scholarship Fund (Location-The Plank, Safford, Az)
- October 30 (6:00-9:00 pm): Multicultural Monster Mash
- April 27 (Time TBD): Day of Champions
Eastern Arizona College is committed to providing appropriate support services to students. Below is a list of the services available:
- Disability Services
- Evaluation/Testing Center
- Student Learning Center (tutoring and more)
- Veteran's Services: contact 428-8273
- Financial Aid
- Advising/Career Services
- Library and Media Center
Eastern Arizona College has a dynamic Student Life Office that oversees the Associated Students of EAC (ASEAC). ASEAC includes over 25 clubs and organizations. Click here to get involved in ASEAC.
- Academic Honorary: Phi Theta Kappa, Physics, Most Excellent Club of Earth & Space Science
- Athletic: Gila Force
- Communicative: Oasis Yearbook
- Fine Arts: Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Orchestra
- Cultural: HOLA, Intertribal Club, International Club, Polynesian Club, Black Student Union
- Occupational: Criminal Justice Student Association, Student Nurses' Association
- Political: Republicans, Democrats
- Public Relations: Advance Team
- Spirit: Cheerleaders, Rowdy Reptiles
- Religious: Newman Center for Catholic Students, Latter-day Saints Student Association
- Social: Mark Allen Hall, Nellie Lee Hall, Residence Towers, Outdoor Club
Diversity and inclusion is part of EAC's General Education Curriculum. These courses are designated with the General Education notation (DI). This identification aims to recognize courses which foster a greater awareness and understanding of diverse populations and our collective complexity as a society. A list of DI courses can be found here.
The EAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed in 2017 to oversee diversity and inclusion initiatives. It is a standing committee that meets monthly. Membership includes:
Jeanne Bryce, Vice President of Academics (Co-Chair)
Shannon Seballos, Accreditation & Improvement (Co-Chair)
Franklin Alvarez, Faculty
Lauri Avila, Human Resources
Aaron Burk, Faculty
Erik Lehmann, Admissions
Kate McCluskey, Wellness Center Supervisor/Head Softball Coach
James Pryor, Retention
Gina Roebuck, Counseling
Allen Wilbon, Residence Life
Patti Wren, Student Life